Since launching the New Organ Liver Prize at last year’s World Stem Cell Summit (WSCS), we’ve been hard at work growing the New Organ Alliance and reaching out to potential prize teams. We now have four labs lined up to participate in the prize challenge, with more on the way. In case you missed it, here’s Methuselah CEO Dave Gobel’s announcement speech at WSCS. “It seems to me species insanity,” he says, describing the origins of New Organ, “that we would spend $200,000+ to restore a car like a Shelby Cobra, and yet all that car’s creator Carroll Shelby could get were junkyard parts. His heart came from a dead person—it wasn’t new. website load testing tool . His kidney came from his wonderful son, but it wasn’t new. And it didn’t fit. None of these parts fit.”
Right now, we’re also developing the next prize in the New Organ series, which we hope to announce later this year. This time, we’re focusing on the heart.
Coming up in May, at the World Stem Cells Regenerative Medicine Congress in London, we’ll be introducing New Organ to the European audience at one of the world’s leading events for cell therapy and regenerative medicine.
In the meantime, we’re excited to be launching this new blog to keep you more connected to many different aspects of our work as it unfolds in real time. Look out this month for new interviews with several New Organ advisors and participants, including Dr. Alan Russell of Carnegie Mellon and Dr. Takanori Takebe of Yokohama City University.
The Methuselah Team
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